It’s Easy Being Cheesy!–Or–It’s March, Let’s Make Cheese!

Well, Al and I had an epic weekend last week.  We saw family and friends (check out some photos by M. Helm here!), played with our baby chicks and kittens (the cute name for baby rabbits remember) and most importantly for the sake of this blog, learned how to make homemade cheese!!  Everyone should doContinue reading “It’s Easy Being Cheesy!–Or–It’s March, Let’s Make Cheese!”

It’s February! Let’s Make Sauerkraut!

Little did you know that the delicious, fermented product sauerkraut has über-amounts of nutritional goodness!  You were probably too distracted by that giant 3.81 lb polish sausage from Costco to realize it’s relish actually has supreme health benefits. Here’s the breakdown: Sauerkraut is a natural probiotic!  That means it has healthy bacteria that will aid your digestion.Continue reading “It’s February! Let’s Make Sauerkraut!”

What a Difference a Day Makes

I have been home in Montana for just under 48 hours and my life has transitioned nicely from one of strict schedules and expectations to a girl’s dream–a life of cuddly, warm animals, fresh, homemade comfort food, and a sexy man to share it all with. I graduated from my Advanced Individual Training (AIT) inContinue reading “What a Difference a Day Makes”

Gaining momentum in the right direction.

I’m constantly referring back to our new year’s goals to make sure we’re on track.  Every time I check and find I’ve made progress I just want to go faster and try harder; having concrete goals and then seeing us working towards them just adds fuel to my fire! Besides the written goals specifically addressingContinue reading “Gaining momentum in the right direction.”

The Gift Economy: Recession Proof and Responsible

“All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated…As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation toContinue reading “The Gift Economy: Recession Proof and Responsible”

A Poor ($80,000!) Decision

I wonder why more people aren’t opening their own businesses today.  I think that it’s because our population is so segmented that people don’t have the dreams, vision, or drive to do it.  I have to admit, I spent my twenties “going with the flow” without a clear plan for my future.  I went fromContinue reading “A Poor ($80,000!) Decision”

Let’s talk about chicks, man.

Today I started expanding our chicken family to meet one of our 2014 goals out here at Primrose Station. It’s important to us to incubate, hatch, and grow our own chickens for a few reasons. First of all we love the chickens we have, a good mix of different types leaves our egg baskets lookingContinue reading “Let’s talk about chicks, man.”

Montana, “The Last Best Place”

If you’re from Montana, like Al and I are, you will know that we Montanans take tenacious pride in our state. We are home to Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Rocky Mountains, and a stable economy during an unstable time. We like to hike, fish, camp, and drink beer. We work hard andContinue reading “Montana, “The Last Best Place””